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PROJECT: OLD LANDING II, CHARLESTON, S.C.
BUILDER: JACKSONBUILT CUSTOM HOMES, CHARLESTON
ARCHITECT: CLARKE DESIGN GROUP, MT. PLEASANT, S.C.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: AMEN DESIGN CO., CHARLESTON
PHOTO: PATRICK BRICKMAN

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Historic house shapes merged with modern features satisfy a variety of client wish lists while making neighbors happy

Baltimore Slate House Ziger Snead

The entrance to the home stands out from the slate shingles, called out by Cor-TEN panels and a mahogany soffit overhead. / Photos: Jennifer Hughes Photography & Adam Rouse Photography 

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BALA winner Piebald Ranch, in Texas Hill Country, designed by Craig McMahon Architects. (Photo: Craig McMahon, AIA)

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These three custom homes stood out in the Best in American Living Awards for their site sensitivity and attention to detail

Cousins River by G*O Logic

Cousins River, a modestly sized home on the Maine seacoast by G•O Logic, was designed to passive standards. Wide expanses of south-facing windows allow a concrete floor to be thoroughly warmed by the winter sun (Photos by Trent Bell).

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G•O Logic's passion for energy-efficient building has secured a niche for the firm

Saguaro Ridge

Saguaro Ridge nestles into the desert, offering 360-degree views of mountains and city lights. The home stays cool with thick walls for thermal mass, perforated metal shade panels, and a central gathering area to draw breezes through the interior (Photos: Alexander Vertikoff).

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Named Project of the Year in the 2016 Professional Builder Design Awards, this Arizona custom home appears to be part of the desert, but it's no mirage

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The builders of these primary residences in Arizona, Connecticut, and Texas faced a similar challenge: Develop and maintain strong relationships with their clients.

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Many custom builders, architects, and designers have become adept at creating green homes that offer tangible benefits such as lower operating costs and improved indoor air quality and comfort. But there’s more than one way to achieve sustainability.

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The use of modular construction and timberframing to build custom homes saves time and money and makes for happier clients too.

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Building in a flood plain is a major challenge for builders and designers, but the elevated properties make the most of priceless views.

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Couples in Utah and Massachusetts choose to age in place in larger homes with accessible features and fine finishes.

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The ability to build fine custom homes on urban infill sites has its rewards. Even when the overall housing market is soft, there are always customers who want luxurious homes in desirable neighborhoods.

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Clients who aren't yet retired or are starting over with a new career know what they want in a new home, and it's not always less square footage.

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Two custom home projects take on demolition challenges and opportunities to repurpose portions of the original houses

Summit Haus by Park City Design + Build

Constructed on a lot previously deemed unbuildable, this Park City, Utah, home features an exterior that is a hot-rolled steel rainscreen system developed by Park City Design + Build. “It weathers naturally; you don’t have to do anything to it,” says architect/builder/homeowner Chris Price (photo by Douglas Burke).

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Three design/build firms describe how they crafted stunning custom homes on lots with steep slopes.

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An empty-nester couple downsizes with special provisions for the grandchildren, while a small family goes big in the last home they’ll ever build.

WINTER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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Five sizes of these wall-mount vanities designed by Jeffrey Alexander are available

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Custom-home builders share why they gave Instagram a try and why the social media platform is essential for their marketing outreach

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